Crow in a jar for Halloween decorating.

crow in a jar

Inexpensive Halloween crafts are really easy to make using things you have around the house and additional items that can be purchased for very little cash. i got this idea from Country Living magazine and I really love it. This crow in a jar makes a great Halloween decoration and is so easy to make. It looks great if you back light it with a flickering bulb and pair it up with a Halloween book or something like that.


  • 1 extra large size jar
  • moss
  • a crow (I purchased mine at the Dollar Store)
  • a twig
  • black spray paint (I use the cheapest flat paint from Wal Mart that only costs about a dollar.

put some moss in the bottom of jar

Step 1.

Put some moss in the bottom of the large jar.

spray paint lid and branch put twig in jar

Step 2.

Spray paint the lid and the twig with black paint.  Put the twig in the jar.

crow in jar uplighted

Step 3.

Put the crow in the jar. You can add some acorns, leaves, spiders or anything else you want.  I back lit my jar with one of those flickering bulbs that I just sat behind the jar and put an old ghost story book beside it.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.